The Screen Guild presents their radio version of Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart as Rick, Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa, and Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo. Cynical nightclub owner Rick, in possession of stolen Letters of Transit, learns an old flame and her husband, need them to escape the Nazis, but refuses to sell. Topics: Casablanca, Drama, OTR
We're in New York City here, or as near as the underworld gets to being "normal." The mean streets have a way of bringing out the hard line and quick reaction, and Steve Strong is up to the challenge. Topics: drama, police, detective
The first episode of this series finds Jack Packard (of I Love a Mystery), summoned to a mysterious meeting held by a group calling themselves 'The 21 Old Men of 10 Gramercy Park', who seek to convince him to work for them in the cause of international peace.His first assignment is to prevent a secret formula from falling into the wrong hands. Topics: I Love Adventure, Adventure, Drama, OTR
Sir Lawrence Olivier stars in this Theater Royal production of Robert Louis Stevensons' Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A dark tale of a respectable doctor, who creates a potion that transforms him into an evil murderer. Topics: Theatre Royal, Crime, Drama, Mystery, OTR
Nick must find a way to help a friend who's been accused of a murder he can't remember committing, because he's being framed by someone called the Mystic who is really out to get Nick. Topics: Nick Carter, Detective, Mystery, Drama, OTR
Orson cancelled the regular program to produced this special show following the news of the start of the D-Day invasion of France. It gives a dramatized perspective of what people at home were experiencing on those first few days, starring Agnes Moorehead. Topics: Orson Welles, Drama, World War 2, OTR
Mike Shane is hired by a woman to find her runaway niece, right before another man wants to hire him to find the same girl. Mike keeps sighting the girl but keeps losing her, and when he finally catches up to her, finds out he's been looking for the wrong girl. Topics: Mike Shane, Detective, Crime, Drama, OTR
Dark Venture was a psychological thriller series, somewhat similar to The Whistler. It started as a west coast program, and then was nationally broadcast on ABC. The series ran from 1945 to 1947. For more details, visit the Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_venture Topics: Old Time Radio, Drama
An aircheck from 1973. A night of radio drama starting with a local version of War of the Worlds, Arch Obler's "The Darkness", a show on Vampires, A ghost story called "The Bed", "People Places and Things - a 30" piece on UFO's. Including actual commercials from the time period in Buffalo, NY Topics: OTR, radio drama, audio drama, horror, radio, WKBW
Order in the Court was a syndicated radio drama that related fictional crimes as they were litigated in the courtroom. A nameless courtroom reporter open the show with some details, and the drama would begin as testimony and flashbacks. The series was targeted to a daytime audience, so it would often involve family tragedies, romances gone wrong, or other plotlines. The series was introduced to syndication in 1953. Topics: Old time radio, courtroom drama
(25 Episodes) HILARIOUS! "Joyce Jordan M.D." During the late 1940s, OTRs "Joyce Jordan M.D." was a continuing serial, broadcast for 15 minutes daily, Monday thru Friday, on the NBC Radio Network. "Can a woman doctor be a woman and a doctor at the same time?" That is a 'Million Dollar Question,' and the one "Joyce Jordan M.D.," wants answered. This is not your every-day Doctor. This medical doctor daydreams constantly throughout each and every work day. We... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR NBC
(18 Episodes) "Against the Storm," another OTR soap opera (the title of which is from 'King Lear'), began the first of its 3 runs (and a small portion of its 13 years of success) on NBC, October 16, 1939. The final episode of this soap opera, took place on the Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS), June 27, 1952. Created and written by Sandra Michael, directed by Axel Gruenberg and starring Roger DeKoven, Gertrude Warner, Arnold Moss and Joan Alexander, this program took place at the... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR NBC Red, OTR MBS
(34 Episodes) "Blair of the Mounties" was a 36 week, 15 minute weekly series which debuted January 31st, 1938; the final episode was broadcast Oct. 03, 1938. "Blair of the Mounties" portrays stories of the Northwest Mounted Police (as it was prior to World War I), through the adventures of fictional character, Sgt. Blair ..."of the Mounties." SOURCE: OTRR G OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Drama, OTR History Canada, OTR History Northwest Mounted Police
(04 Episodes) "Rosemary," a 15 minute, Monday thru Friday Soap Opera was broadcast from 1945 thru 1955; first on NBC then on KNX-CBS Radio. Story of Rosemary (Dawson) Roberts and the return home of her amnesiac War Veteran husband, Bill Roberts. Bill & Rosemary live in a tiny Cape-Cod cottage, just outside of the small village of Springdale. Other characters are Rosemary's 15 year old sister, Patty and their mother. * Writer: Elaine Carrington, author of "Pepper Young's... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, *AUTH: Elaine Carrington, OTR NBC
(03 Episodes) "The Doctor's Wife" was a 15 minute, Monday thru Friday continuing series, broadcast on NBC during the 1950s. The program sponsor was EX-LAX, "... the original chocolated laxative ... 6 tablets only 10 cents." Donald Curtis played the part of the Doctor, while Patricia Wheel held top billing, as the "Doctor's Wife". OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR NBC
(03 Episodes) "Abie's Irish Rose" January 24, 1942, NBC's WMAQ radio in Chicago aired the premier episode of "Abie's Irish Rose," a spin-off from a successful Broadway play (as well as movies) written by Ann Nichols. The story is of a good, Irish-Catholic girl who meets. falls in love with & marries a nice, Jersey-Jewish boy and the evolving culture clashes that result. Despite the popularity of the play, the movies, and the writing of this captivating radio program, the... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Jewish Serial, OTR Serial Drama, OTR NBC
(18 Episodes) CBS's "Hilltop House," also known as "Palmolive Hilltop House" (for sponsor, Palmolive Soap), was another 15 minute, monday thru friday American broadcast, daytime drama/soap opera. The lead character, Miss Bess Johnson (actually played by Bess Johnson) is manager of the Hilltop House Orphanage; Bess Johnson also spokesperson for sponsor, Palmolive Soap "...for your hands and complexion." * Announcer: Frank Gallop was the programâs announcer, but it... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR CBS.
(03 Episodes) "Just Plain Bill" Old Time Radio's 23-year long run of 15-30 minute situation comedy, "Just Plain Bill," premiered at 6:45 p.m. Eastern Time, Sept. 19, 1932,on CBS Radio and stayed in this time-slot until June 16, 1933. June 19, 1933-1935, CBS moved the program to 7:15 p.m. and in 1935 these nighttime Eps were discontinued. ** Daytime version was added CBS Oct. 16, 1933 /CBS 11:45am 1935 thru June 12, 1936 /NBC 10:30am Sept. 14, 1936 thru March 15, 1940 /NBC... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, *PROD: Frank & Anne Hummert, OTR CBS, OTR...
Jean Hersholt starred in the motion picture series about a small town doctor cares for, and is confronted by the lives of its citizens. The movie Meet Dr. Christian, released in 1939, began a string of six films that were released until 1941. All starred Jean Hersholt, and it was a natural to spin off the movies as an old time radio show. Topics: Dr. Christian, drama, old time radio
ENCORE THEATER Encore Theatre is perhaps one of those overlooked dramatic anthologies that deserve a deal more attention than they have generally achieved. You will find the series has a medical thread running through it and is in fact a highly compelling and sympathetic series of well-produced, medical-themed dramas. Within the stories, you get a great deal of medical history into the bargain. While the theme ties them all together, you will find these 13 productions stand on their own as... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Encore Theater,...
(140 Episodes) "Firefighters!" was a 140 Episode, 15 minute daily, syndicated serial-drama, depicting the lives of neighbouring 'Plum Valley City' firefighters. Centered around the life of new firefighter, Tim Collins, & his firefighting comrades, most episodes followed fire-related mysteries, which included the research, interviews, & detective work involved in achieving a solution to the cause of each fire. Addressing the hazards of fire and the excitement involved in the... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Drama, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR History Firefighters
JOHN STEELE, ADVENTURER First broadcast in 1949, John Steele, Adventurer was a thriller/drama that wasn't considered a major force in the world of radio although it is considered to have offered great entertainment. Jungles and deserts made up the eerie background sounds of the series that featured Don Douglas as John Steele. John Steele was the type of roving adventurer and thrill seeker who held various jobs in exotic locations. Among his career paths were country sheriff, special agent in... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, Private...
JOHN STEELE, ADVENTURER First broadcast in 1949, John Steele, Adventurer was a thriller/drama that wasn't considered a major force in the world of radio although it is considered to have offered great entertainment. Jungles and deserts made up the eerie background sounds of the series that featured Don Douglas as John Steele. John Steele was the type of roving adventurer and thrill seeker who held various jobs in exotic locations. Among his career paths were country sheriff, special agent in... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Private Investigator,...
NBCs' radio version of the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick, stars Henry Hull in this tale of a mans obsession with the destruction of a white whale. Topics: NBC University Theater, Moby Dick, Drama, Adventure, OTR
(07 Episodes: #006 a poorer sound-quality version of #009) "An American in England" was a docu-drama broadcast during & about World War II and the story of Norman Corwin's visit to wartime Britain. Asked by CBS to observe & report on the character and hardships of a nation under siege, the 10 episode Docu-Drama is what became of the trip. The program is listed as a short 10 Episode program. However, within Episode "006", the announcer states clearly that it is a... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Docu-Drama, WWII, Historical